tag end


: the last part
: a miscellaneous or random bit

Examples of tag end in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Don’t cinch it too tightly and be sure to leave a tag end that’s 5 to 6 inches long. Joe Cermele, Outdoor Life, 18 Oct. 2023 With a firm pull on the tag end, the Quick Release Knot will come undone easily. Craig Caudill, Field & Stream, 12 July 2023 Pass the tag end back through the small loop created in Step 1. Joe Cermele, Outdoor Life, 4 Oct. 2023 Step 4: Feed the tag end back through the loop from the top and pull tight. Craig Caudill, Field & Stream, 12 July 2023 Step 2: Feed the tag end up through the loop from the bottom. Craig Caudill, Field & Stream, 12 July 2023 Step 4: Take the tag end of your line and run it through the front or your hook eye, pulling it all the way through. Shaye Baker, Field & Stream, 25 May 2023 Once the meat starts pumping through the casing, tie the tag end of the casing with a square knot. Jack Hennessy, Field & Stream, 30 Jan. 2023 Drape the tarp over this ridgeline to form an A-shape (B), leaving about 7 feet of ridgeline between the tarp and the tree with the long tag end. T. Edward Nickens, Field & Stream, 9 Jan. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1807, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of tag end was in 1807

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“Tag end.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tag%20end. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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